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Ohio’s Moratorium On Executions Extended Through End Of Year

A federal judge has extended the moratorium on executions in Ohio until January 15. The moratorium was scheduled to end this week.
11, 2014

The one-page order by Columbus federal judge Gregory Frost issued Friday affects the state’s latest death penalty policy change, which was announced in late April and increases the amount of the sedative and painkiller Ohio uses.

Pedestrian Killed At Worthington Train Crossing

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7, 2014

Traffic was being diverted after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a freight train in Worthington early Thursday.

Columbus Woman Tested For Ebola Virus

A Columbus woman, who exhibited symptoms of Ebola, tests negative for the deadly virus.
5, 2014

Test results for a woman, 46, in Columbus exhibiting symptoms of Ebola came back negative, according to Columbus Public Health.

Ohio Ranks Fourth In Number Of Farmers Markets

Ohio ranks fourth in the nation for the number of Farmers's Market.
4, 2014

Federal statistics say Ohio now ranks fourth in the number of farmers markets, up from fifth place last year.

Ohio Attorney General To Monitor Bottled Water Prices In Toledo

The Ohio Attorney General's office has encouraged Toledo area residents who think they were overcharged for bottled water to contact his office.
August 4, 2014

Ohio investigators are monitoring bottled water prices in the Toledo area after possible price-gouging complaints.

State Fair Closes With Sale Of Champions

The 2014 Ohio State Fair closed Sunday. Fair managers say they should come close to or exceed previous attendance records.
August 4, 2014

The Ohio State Fair is over for another year, and while final attendance figures aren’t in yet, the fair did bring in some big numbers with the Sales of Champions.

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban

Toledo officials issued the water warning in Ohio's fourth-largest city early Saturday after tests revealed the presence of a toxin likely from algae on Lake Erie.
4, 2014

Ohio’s fourth-largest city warned residents not to use city water early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, most likely from algae on Lake Erie.

Prison Guards Blame Food Vendor For Maggots, Security Problems

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31, 2014

There are problems with maggots, food shortages and contraband in state prisons, and the committee that inspects those facilities is blaming a private vendor hired by the prison system.

Ohio Base Pressured To Fill More Hospital Beds

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The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hospital needs to boost occupancy rates or face potential changes.
29, 2014

Ohio’s largest military base is under pressure to fill more beds in its hospital.

Ohio Medicaid Enrollment Up, Number Of Uninsured Is Down

A study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation looked at the impact of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion on Columbus and 13 other cities. Among the seven where Medicaid expanded, it estimates the rate of people with no health insurance will be cut more than in half by 2016.
July 29, 2014

When Ohio expanded Medicaid last fall, Governor John Kasich estimated up to 330-thousand more people would get health coverage. A new survey says the numbers may not be far off.